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Upper Don Flood Alleviation Scheme

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group notes on the proposed flood protection scheme.

Sheffield City Council are currently consulting the public regarding flood defense schemes for the city. Some of these proposals could potentially impact on Rivelin Valley, to find out more and to get involved in the consultation, please follow the links below.

Details at http://www.floodprotectionsheffield.com/pages/rivelin-flood-storage-areas. (For 'Windle Wheel' read 'Wolf Wheel').

Consultation meetings:

  • Thursday 25th August, 11am – 8pm, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, The Dooley Suite, Penistone Road.
  • Thursday 8th September, 11am – 8pm, Sheffield United Football Club, The Board Room, Bramall Lane.
  • Wednesday 14th September, 11am – 8pm, Millennium Hall, 520 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, S11 8PY
  • Wednesday 21st September, 11am – 8pm, Millhouses Methodist Church, Millhouses Ln, Sheffield S7 2HA.
  • Thursday 28th September, 11am – 6.30pm, Oughtibridge Chapel Hall, Church St, Oughtibridge, Sheffield S35.
  • Questionnaire is at: https://sheffield.citizenspace.com/place-business-strategy/upper-don-and-sheaf-flood-defence-consultation

    Rivelin Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Rivelin Flood Alleviation Scheme

    Balsam Busters

    Help remove Himalayan Balsam from the valley with Balsam Busters & Rivelin Valley. Meet up at Rivelin Valley Cafe at the following date/ times:

  • 10am Sunday 4th September
  • We’ll then break into groups to cover different areas.

    Bring: gloves and suitable footwear.

    Contact: balsambusters@yahoo.com

    See our poster for more details.

    Photo of balsam
    Photo of balsam

    Next Events

    Tuesday 13th September - First Open Meeting
    Stephen Gay returns to continue his story of the cross-Pennine railway from Penistone to Sheffield

    Poster of event

    Sunday 25th September - Task Day
    If you would like to participate and not currently a member then please give Keith Kendall a call on 01142 307144

    New Rivelin Trail Posts

    We have now installed marker posts at all 20 of the mills and dams along the Rivelin. This has been made possible by the many kind donations and sponsorship of the posts.

    Each post marks the site of a particular mill and comes with a QR code and an NFC tag which can be used from a smart phone to access videos, images and further information about the history of the site, and the nature in that area. Click here to see the new interpretation.

    Rivelin Trail Post
    Rivelin Valley Tree Removal

    The RVCG is concerned about the proposed removal of 26 trees in the Rivelin Valley adjacent to the park and opposite the fire station. Following a recent meeting with Amey, the reason given was restoration of a neat curb line and improvement of the pavements. We feel that removal of so many 100 year old trees to achieve a straight curb line is unacceptable and will have a huge detrimental effect on the visual aspect of this unique lime tree avenue. We discussed alternatives to retain the trees and still achieve a straight curb line and the removal of the trees has now been deferred to an Independent Tree Panel and we await the decision. Further information can be obtained from the following sites:

    Rivelin Litter Pick

    A big thank you to all who helped out on our litter pick on Sunday 24th April 2016. An amazing amount of litter cleared.

    Photo of participants in Rivelin Litter Pick
    Photo of litter cleared from Rivelin Litter Pick

    Walking the Rivelin Book

    - New Edition!

    This completely revised and updated edition features a trail guide with maps, historical details about each watermill site and where to look for the wildlife. It is richly-illustrated in colour with old photographs and maps. Click for more details ...

    "Walking the Rivelin" is also now available from:

  • Rivelin Valley Park Cafe (Rivelin Park Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S6 5GE)
  • Beeches of Walkley (290 South Road, Walkley, Sheffield, S6 3TE)
  • The Famous Sheffield Shop (475 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PP)
  • GT News - Crosspool (21 Sandygate Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 5NG)
  • Kelham Island Industrial Museum and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Shops (Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8RY and Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, S7 2QW)
  • Flask End Post Office / cafe, Low Bradfield (Flaskend, Woodfall House, Woodfall Lane, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LA)
  • Broomhill Post Office (273 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 3BD)
  • Just Natural, Crookes (209 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE)
  • Sheffield Scene (49 Surrey St, Sheffield S1 2LG)
  • Urban Pantry, Crookes (227 Crookes, Sheffield S10 1TE)
  • Nathan's Craft and Tearoom (654a Stannington Rd, Sheffield, S6 6AE) https://www.facebook.com/Nathans-Crafts-Tearoom-657955527556578/
  • Front Cover of Walking the Rivelin Book

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